Here, fire turns into water;
Here, the dancing of the rain declares the sun.
There’s no opposition in existence, no contradiction;
Everything supports everything else.
Happy Friday! Do you have any adventures planned for the weekend?
I do. I’m off to visit with old friends, to celebrate a birthday, a retirement, and an anniversary. It should be great fun.
One evening this week, M and I were sitting on the porch watching the wind in the trees and listening to the birds. Every now and then one of us would speak, and we’d have a conversation about this, that, or the other thing.
I wondered, aloud, about what it is I should be doing in life. I have friends and family members who, at some point in life, decided what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some knew almost all along what job best suited them. Some took their time and tried on different career hats, finally finding one that fit Just Right.
I have had many jobs, but nothing I felt particularly passionate about. I have spent a lot of time waiting for my calling, for something to jump out at me and say, “This! This is what you should be doing!”
After I wondered about this, and after a few minutes of silence between us, M said, “Maybe your purpose is to just be.”
“Hmmm,” I said, “I use something like that on my blog.” M doesn’t read my blog, at least not very often. I usually have to direct him to something if I want him to read it.
Just being alive is such a gift, but nobody ever told you to be thankful to existence. On the contrary, everyone was grumpy, complaining. Naturally, if everything surrounding your life from the very beginning goes on pointing out to you that you are not what you should be, goes on giving you great ideals that you have to follow and you have to become, your isness is never praised. What is praised is your future — if you can become someone respectable, powerful, rich, intellectual, in some way famous, not just a nobody.
Thank you for stopping by on this lovely day. Beautiful cloud formations have been dancing across the sky. It should make for an interesting sunset. Let’s meet on the dock. There’s a wonderful, fresh breeze keeping the insects away. I’ll bring a bottle of wine, and some snacks, and we can sit on the bench and watch as the sun brings light and colors to the clouds.
You might be seeing a lot of Osho quotes around here in the coming weeks. I signed up for Osho: A Course in Meditation which begins on Monday, 21 July. It’s free so if you’re interested, head on over there and sign up.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Clouds blooming and dancing in the sky; caramel-fudge ice cream from the local, organic dairy; being able to take a walk without suiting up to avoid the bugs; friends and celebrations; learning to appreciate my isness.